Does ‘Okay’ Come from a Native Language?

mathias | February 18, 2011

There are several running theories on the etymology of ‘okay’ in English, which has been imported into so many languages (in part because they usually have /k/, low, and mid or at least high vowels). Unlike ‘good’ or ‘ehh’, it allows the speaker to express neutrality, though it usually connotes positivity. According to Merriam Webster, [...]

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